Upstream Collaborative

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The Upstream Collaborative, was an active learning network of practitioners from 20 pioneering local authorities and their partners brought together by Nesta in partnership with Collaborate from 2019-2020.

These local government innovators were selected because they are all experimenting with different ways to address the complex challenges their communities face. By moving attention and resources upstream of service delivery, they are exploring how they can help create the conditions that enable citizens to thrive. To do this they are adopting new ways of working – new operating models – that acknowledge the complexity and interconnectedness of social issues and the people and organisations that aim to tackle them.

Team

Carrie Deacon

Carrie Deacon

Carrie Deacon

Head of Social Action Innovation

Carrie is Head of Social Action Innovation at Nesta, leading our work on social action and people powered public services.

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Codrina Cretu

Codrina Cretu

Codrina Cretu

Researcher, Government Innovation

Codrina is a researcher in Nesta's Government Innovation team.

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Jenni Lloyd

Jenni Lloyd

Jenni Lloyd

Programme Manager, Innovation Programmes

Jenni is a Senior Programme Manager, responsible for the development, management and delivery of government innovation programmes.

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Tom Symons

Tom Symons

Tom Symons

Acting Head of Government Innovation

Tom is a Principal Researcher in the Policy and Research team at Nesta.

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Katherine Zscharnagk

Katherine Zscharnagk

Katherine Zscharnagk

Team Administrator, Government Innovation

Katherine is the Team Administrator for the Government Innovation People Power Team and the Upstream Collaborative.

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Marc Newall

Marc Newall

Marc Newall

Senior Policy Advisor

Marc is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Government Innovation Research, Analysis and Policy team.

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Jonathan Bone

Jonathan Bone

Jonathan Bone

Senior Researcher, New Technology and Startups

Jonathan is a senior researcher in the New Technology and Startups team.

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